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James Bullock

Global Lives Project

This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable car drive in San Francisco, California. He was 56 at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a construction forewoman. James has worked in public transportation for more than 30 years, and for more than 25 years as a cable car gripman. Videotaped in 2004, he was the first Global Lives subject.

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In this clip, James washes the dishes after dinner, cleans up the kitchen, opens his mail and then gets out his guitar. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James drives the cable car, chats with customers, says goodbye to his friend then gets off and sits on a bench waiting for another cable car and jumps on it. At the end he eats a sandwich. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James keep on driving his cable car then gets off and goes to a motorbike shop with his girlfriend, buys something to drink and jumps on the cable car again. He speaks with two students on the cable car. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James goes to the beach to surf. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a construction forewoman. James...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James continues surfing, then finishes. He takes off his wet suit and leaves the beach. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James goes to the restroom, speaks with a cop then keeps on working and finally meets his friend. They try to go iceskating. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James takes the cable car back and comes back home listening to some music. He gets home. Finally, he changes his clothes and sits down for dinner with his wife. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James wakes up, takes a shower, eats breakfast, plays tennis, and meets up with his friend. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James gets back home, calls some friends, gets ready and leaves in his truck. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James has lunch on the cable car, then keeps working. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James goes to work on the cable car. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a construction forewoman....
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James chats with a friend, then gets off from the cable car and goes to see people ice-skating. At the end he gives money to a street artist and gets on the cable car again. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James keeps on driving the cable car and then jumps off and rests on a bench. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James meets some friends to play music together. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a construction...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
In this clip, James plays music for an hour then goes to a bar where he plays pool. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable-car driver from San Francisco, CA. He was 56 years old at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife...
Topics: San Francisco, United States, transportation, cable car, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...